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Exclusive Bob Ellis audio

Crikey reported last week on the broadside delivered by Labor doyen and still-serving speechwriter Bob Ellis at the launch of the latest issue of the literary journal Overland.

The title of the speech, “Kevin Rudd’s muscular timidity”, was eschewed in favour of a wide-ranging spray at former and serving ALP identities, including climate change minister Penny Wong, whom Ellis described as the “lesbian Chinese bureaucrat Rudd wishes he was”.

Here, in four special parts, is the audio from that performance, recorded dutifully by Elanor McInerney from 3CR community radio.

Bob Ellis Overland Launch Part 1

Bob Ellis Overland Launch Part 2

Bob Ellis Overland Launch Part 3

Bob Ellis Overland Launch Part 4

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  1. By overland literary journal » Bob Ellis audio on April 8, 2009 at 6:09 am

    ...] can listen to Bob Ellis’ speech from the other night here (ht, Crikey and Elanor [...

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